About Azul Restaurant and Lounge


Join us at Azul Restaurant & Lounge. An upscale, contemporary cocktail and dining experience featuring Southwest Infused Cuisine and bar libations.

Breakfast at AZuL is the perfect way to start the day with fresh selections including our Signature Superfoods; anti-oxidant-rich ingredients to power you through your day.

Come to AZuL for lunch where panoramic views of the Catalina Mountains are the perfect backdrop for a casual and relaxing lunch or dinner, for either business or pleasure.

3800 E. Sunrise Drive
Tucson, AZ 85718
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
American, Southwest

Hours of Operation:

Breakfast: 6:30 am - 11:00 am (Daily)
Lunch: 11:00 am - 2:00 pm (Daily)
Dinner: 5:00 pm -9:00 Sun-Thur and 10:00 pm Fri and Sat

Sunday Brunch: 11:00 am - 2:00 pm (Call for brunch schedule)

Azul Lounge: 2:00 pm daily - midnight (Daily).

Cross Street:
Swan

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(520) 742-6000 ext. 7020

Website:
http://www.westinlapalomaresort.com/tucson-restaurant

Entertainment:
In the evenings the AZuL lounge sets the mood with blue lighting and occasional lounge music, creating a stylish, sophisticated atmosphere and a relaxing yet energizing hot spot for cozy dining or the adventurous late night crowd.
Join us for Easter Brunch. Please note reservations will be limited. Please see the menu on our hotel website at westinlapaloma.com

Parking Details:
Valet is offered as well as self-parking.

Executive Chef:
Russel Michel

Private Party Facilities:
Please call for details.

Private Party Contact:
Hannah Bird: (520) 742-6000 ext. 7068

Additional:
Bar/Lounge, Cafe, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Azul Restaurant and Lounge Ratings and Reviews

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3.4

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3.5

ambience

3.9

value

2.9

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Quiet

55% would recommend it to a friend

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Tapas (1)
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·Dined 3 days ago

When we first arrived no one really seemed to be seating people and kind just were all standing around and then passed us off from one person to the next just for a manager to tell us that they needed to set a table for us. What was the point of making a reservation if a table wouldn’t be set perviously? The staff literally put 2 tables together that were set for 4 people. We were planning on 6 guests. They left both tables set for 8 with 2 of the place setting left in the middle where the tables touched instead of removing the extra settings and making it look persentable and like they cared. Our server was horrible! He acted as though we were an inconvince. He was more interested in his fellow, female, co worker. He said the bare minimum and tried getting us in and out as fast as possible. He didn’t smile once until dropping off the check. The ambiance was dark and depressing. Except for lights on top of the building that are blinding in the face. The food however was delicious, the chef came and spoke to us which was nice. If possible the server, Christopher is his name, didn’t deserve the tip. The kitchen deserved the tip.
It was my sisters bachelorette party and for being at a resort it was extremely disappointing. We were not impressed at all and will not be returning or recommending to anyone! We will definitely be staying and recommending JW Marriott Star Pass from now on!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Vegan, Scenic View, Casual
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on November 9, 2017

We enjoyed a quiet evening meal at Azul; we ate on the patio which is a beautiful setting of the pool and the Catalina Mountains. My chicken dish was wonderful with a little southwest zip. The pork tenderloin was a real treat. Our service was excellent. A good selection of wines, but they are expensive in comparison to some other restaurants in the area.

Tags: Tapas, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Don’t order the steak quesadilla. Greasy and no meat. Typical hotel food. Rate it a 2.

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on October 11, 2017

Went for my husband & our son's b-day. Service was slow, my husband's steak overdone & then underdone--so NO meal for him. My shrimp salad was something I could have made better at home. Will NOT be going back ever!

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 (Austin)·Dined on August 28, 2017

Definitely a disappointment in resort dining. One server for six tables. No tablecloths. Candle not lit. Marginal food. No ambience. I am retiring in Tucson and have removed Azul and La Paloma from my radar.

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 (Hawaii)·Dined on August 28, 2017

Initially we were the only diners which was great. Our meal was delicious! The farmers market salad was so fresh, the New York strip was served with mashed potatoes, mushrooms, and vegetables and was just amazing. For dessert we had the red velvet with cream cheese that had a raspberry sauce that was to die for!
We really enjoyed our dinner at Azul

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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 20, 2017

We sat outside at sunset- very beautiful. Food- didn't allow for any modifications. Crab and shrimp had absolutely zero crab. Over $120 for 2 mediocre entrees and 4 BASIC cocktails

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·Dined on July 31, 2017

Great outdoor seating area. No one else was outside... so we were alone and that was really nice. Summer in Tucson I guess :) It was a gorgeous night. Food was good and the drinks good.

Tags: Scenic View, Cozy, Romantic
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 (Tucson)·Dined on June 30, 2017

Beware about check in. They did not check me in. Food was excellent restaurant was empty.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (Tucson)·Dined on June 22, 2017

The Catalina Mountains gave a fine view. Our waiter was perfectly efficient and with the right touch of "friendly." The three of us took our first bites...excellent, we all agreed, and proceeded to have a very fine time, talking, eating--it built a good memory, for sure.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Authentic, Casual, Romantic
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 (Tucson)·Dined on June 18, 2017

My family and I went for father's day brunch. When I called to make a reservation, I was told there would be a brunch buffet and bottomless mimosas for an extra $15/adult. When we got there we were told there was no brunch buffet at all and the bottomless mimosas were $20/adult. Our waitress was AMAZING and went far and beyond to try and help us. She did honor the $15/adult mimosas and let us order from the brunch menu even though that menu wasn't supposed to start until 11:00. The food was alright but not great. The only thing anyone of us were pleased with was our waitress. We were looking to try something different, but decided we will stay with the tried and true Sunday brunch buffet at another resort.

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 (Tucson)·Dined on June 15, 2017

Overall really good.bit expensive but you get what you pay for!

Tags: Business Meals, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 15, 2017

If I had eaten only the chocolate mousse desert, I would have given Azul "10's" on a scale of 1-5. It was marvelous. Perfect in fact.

The disappointment, and the reason for the mediocre rating is that the carnitas tacos were fairly tasteless ... the pork had no seasoning to speak of, and the addition of the pineapple salsa was too little and too late. Mind you the pork was nicely cooked and moist, just bland.

Tags: Business Meals, Scenic View
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 (Dallas)·Dined on May 25, 2017

We stayed at the resort for one night after camping at the Grand Canyon. We wish we had stayed for another night. The grounds and outdoor restaurant ambiance were lovely. We didnt want to leave the resort. The food wasn't anything super great, but it was nice and we enjoyed the warm night and not going anywhere. The night hawks were out under the stars. We had the bass and fideo pasta with shrimp and lump crab. We also ordered the red velvet cake. The cake was excellent. The mains were were all lacking in some way. If you want to stay on site, I would order something simple or ask for a recommendation. The food was fresh. If you are looking for a great dining experience, this might not be your place. If you had a long day, the service and ambiance will hit the spot.

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·Dined on May 7, 2017

We were to celebrate our birthdays at Azul by having lunch. Perhaps it was just a bad day, but our service was inattentive from the beginning amd really never improved. Our server's attitude was wonderful when he was around. We never enjoy "hovering" but the length of our lunch was a bit much. To add to this, there was confusion about our bill which lead to two charges on our card. After additional time, 24 hrs. later, this situation has been resolved much to our satisfaction. We are grateful to Azul for this.
The lunch itself, although a bit pricey, was very tasteful and well-presented.
The setting of the restaurant is quite dramatic. Our hope in the future is that the service can be improved to match the environment.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on May 7, 2017

The review is only for the breakfast buffet, as I have not either ordered from the breakfast menu or been at the restaurant for another meal. However, this is not the first time I have been to this restaurant for the Sunday brunch because of the location (La Paloma hotel). While the servers are friendly, the selection of foods for a buffet at as nice a hotel as this is paltry, at best. There is no part of the meal in which they excel -no omelette station, a meager selection of choices .... it is surprising that they even bother. The hilton and westward look, which are both nearby, put in a much superior effort. I hope they either rise to the reasonable expectations of the hotel's patrons or simply stick with a basic breakfast menu.

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 (Tucson)·Dined on April 15, 2017

The food was alright and not really worth the price and the service was very slow.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Chicago)·Dined on March 31, 2017

Not a good meal unfortunately as our daughter ordered the pork chops which were served pink! We were told it was cooked medium rare! Since when would anyone eat white meat medium rare!!!
My daughter then proceed to be ill all night.

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 (Tucson)·Dined on March 23, 2017

Decent service and average food, actually Denny's has better food! WAY overpriced for what you get. I would not eat there again unless the food was comped as part of my room stay.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on March 22, 2017

Drinks were terribly slow to arrive as was the food. When the meal arrived, one was incorrect. Asst Mgr adjusted bill which was appropriate and appreciated.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on March 16, 2017

The patio is very nice for dinner and it is quiet and pleasant

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 (Denver)·Dined on February 25, 2017

Beautiful stay. Very wonderful soft beds. Clean large bath with great towels. Quite lovely grounds beautiful plants 🌱

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Scenic View, Good for a Date
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 (Cleveland)·Dined on February 23, 2017

Beautiful place. Delicious scallops and pork chops!

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Scenic View
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 (Edmonton)·Dined on February 19, 2017

We were disappointed with the restaurant. It was listed as fine dining and we had place mats and the location in the Westin was exposed to the lounge above which was noisy. The view was wonderful and it would have been better if we were on the patio but as it was cool we were inside. It seemed a very casual spot with high prices that did not match the prices on the menu on the website. We wanted an intimate dining experience for a special occasion and this was not it. Our bread arrived after our meal was eaten. We were disappointed!

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 (Tucson)·Dined on February 18, 2017

Perfectly located into center of the Westin La Paloma, this restaurant and bar set a beautiful scene for a romanic dinner, or perfect for a rehearsal dinner before that up coming wedding. There was one when my wife and I had dinner there. They have a wonderful selection on the menu for gluten free options as well.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Gluten Free Options
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 (Tucson)·Dined on February 14, 2017

Great food and service only thing was the app didn't say there had specific menu for Valentines. So we were kind of walked in and it was a little more than I wanted to spend but definitely worth it Sean was an amazing server and the food was incredible..

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 (Tucson)·Dined on February 14, 2017

The food and service were very good. We went there for Valentine's Day. My wife didn't say anything about it, but I was disappointed that for a special occasion the restaurant didn't use tablecloths instead of placemats. The value just wasn't there. We paid a premium price for a dinner that was just very good.

Tags: Special Occasion, Sunday Lunch
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 (San Diego)·Dined on February 14, 2017

Had their special Valentine's Day menu. Each course was excellent and well planned. Enjoyed out meal and will come back.

Tags: Casual, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good Vegetarian Options, Romantic
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 (Tucson)·Dined on February 11, 2017

Azul was AMAZING! My fiance and I are used to fine dining and this was just that. The service, food and view was amazing. After our dinner, we walked around the resort and enjoyed the fireplace - what a BEAUTIFUL time, so romantic and beautiful! I can't wait to go back again.

Tags: Outstanding Value, Worth the Drive, Great for Outdoor Dining, Cozy, Scenic View, Special Occasion, Romantic, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on February 4, 2017

Thought it would be a good birthday dinner with the family, turned out to be rather disappointing. The food was unusually bland - not just one plate - all of it. Started off with calamari - tasted like moist rubber. The soup was very bland, and did not improve with heavy seasoning done at the table. The vegetables were undercooked, and the NY steak overcooked. The Fillet was not bad, although not overly impressed.

Unfortunately, poor customer service seems to be a norm at the resort - slow, service all over. Didn't see the server much, and he didn't check back with us more than once during the entire meal. After the bottle of wine, we weren't offered another choice or bottle. Almost seemed like we were a burden to be there.

Too bad, we were looking forward to the 'best' restaurant at the resort.

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 (Calgary)·Dined on January 29, 2017

Choose Contigo Kitchen over Azul at he Westin Tucson. The Azul is very basic and lower quality. service was good. if you want a quick bite just because you have to eat or you die, then dine here. The Contigo Kitchen on the resort is wayyy better in food quality, service and atmosphere.

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on January 13, 2017

We enjoyed our evening. It was a pleasure entertaining business associates here because I knew it would make an impression, and make me look good, too!
If I were a Tucson resident, it would be one of my favorite places to dine.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Romantic, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 13, 2017

Service was extremely slow & there were very few diners that evening

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 (Tucson)·Dined on December 30, 2016

Was the best to die for grilled shrimp salad ans the steak perfectly done

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on December 11, 2016

The Four of us thoroughly enjoyed our food and were very impressed with the prompt service and willingness to accommodate different dietary needs.

Tags: Bar Seating, Scenic View, Great for Lunch, Quiet Conversation, Gluten Free Options, Creative Cuisine, Afternoon Tea, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Tucson)·Dined on December 3, 2016

A great anniversary evening. So welcoming, so charming and friendly were the staff. A special treat to celebrate our anniversary was a great cap off to a wonderful evening. Thank you all.

Tags: Hot Spot, Bar Seating, Local Ingredients, Afternoon Coffee, Good for Groups, Spicy, Disabled Access, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on November 25, 2016

Caesar salad was tasteless, stuffed poblano would have been good, except the sauce was so spicy that it was not enjoyable. Service staff was mostly dull and uninterested.

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on November 16, 2016

Disappointing. Server did not know how to serve from the left and clear from the right. When asked about the choices, she leaned across the table to point with her pen. She did not provide a spoon for our friend's cereal. She never brought the O J included in the breakfast. Coffee was served lukewarm. Had to ask for a new pot. When server brought it back, she did not refill the cups. Surrounding tables were left unattended after use. Another female server's hair was in total disarray. Food was okay....but cereal choices were Cheerios, Corn Flakes etc.? You would think a resort of this caliber would serve a superior product. Chef's Omelet was bland and presentation lacking.

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on November 4, 2016

Very slow service. On a very slow night. Had the adobo fillet asking for it to be rare...came out medium well but it had taken so long it wasn't worth sending it back. Very average wine list as well With all of the options within 5 minutes it was disappointing evening in a lovely setting...

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 (Savannah)·Dined on October 29, 2016

Food was delicious, but the rest of the experience was slightly lacking for the price point. We were sat at a round table for two that barely fit the large platters meals were served on and our drink glasses. We also couldn't comfortably place our feet underneath the table. It was quite dark and loud. Service was prompt and accurate, but the server seemed to be annoyed going through the menu verbally with every table (there are no printed menus as it changes daily.)

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Romantic
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